"The boy is eating a tomato."
Translation:Gutten spiser en tomat.
'en' is used for masculine nouns, while 'et' is used for neuter nouns. 'ei' is used for feminine nouns.
No, there isn't any logical way to know which gender a noun is.
When is 'er' used, and when do i not need to use it. In a question before i said 'the apple is food' using er, but here, 'the boy is eating an apple' no 'er'.
When it's used as an auxiliary verb to form the present continuous in English, you need to omit it in Norwegian.
Thanks you! So "present continuous" as in, eating, reading, sleeping, etc; mean there is no need for 'is' preceeding the word.
"He is eating." (present continuous)
"He eats." (simple present)
Both of the above sentences translate into "Han spiser." in Norwegian, as there is only one Norwegian present tense.
We do have ways to express continuity as well, as you will learn later in the course, but we use them much more sparingly.